You know how some Dads relive their high school football days through their sons? I steal my kids' required reading lists and look for books I missed in high school. Still messed up, and way less cool.
My most recent read was The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson.
I stole the book from Abby's ninth grade reading list and tried to steal the actual book as well, but she had a pretty tight grip on it as she had a paper due a few days later.
I found a different copy.
This was a great book. I don't know if I would say I loved it, as it was really disturbing, but it is a story that will stay with you.
Perhaps I skipped this tale in high school because I believed I knew everything there is to know about the story line from Bugs Bunny. However, after actually reading the book, I believe there is a major theme most summaries and spin offs miss (including Warner Brothers, sorry guys).
You know when you think of Jekyll and Hyde, you try to keep straight who is good and who is evil? THEY ARE BOTH SO EVIL YOU GUYS! Dr. Jekyll, the one traditionally thought of as the good guy, is SUCH a bad person. I mean, worse than most. That is what made this such an intriguing read, and I highly recommend it.
Steal your kids' book lists, and if you can, their books, and give me some recommendations!
Post from one year ago today...
December 29, 2015